Is It True?
Fake news about Volkswagen is common knowledge. The firm has repeatedly misled customers regarding the availability of things that do not exist. In reality, this is a common tactic used by businesses as part of their marketing strategies.
Volkswagen Norway has made this news, stating that the Chair will soon be available for test drives in a variety of places. Yet, it will remain a concept unit that will be used mostly for marketing purposes. So, let's hold off till one of the Norwegians tries out the chair.
If this chair indeed exists, as shown in the company's promotional materials, it undoubtedly has a very innovative and eye-catching design for an office chair. The chair's five wheels allow for full rotation in all directions. There's even a VW emblem on the wheels.
Taking cues from the ID series of electric vehicles, it has a pair of LED lamps on the armrests that can switch between a rainbow of colours when the party starts. Even the backwards-facing turn signals ensure that the person behind you in the hall will not be in any doubt as to which way you want to go. The car-style seat, which can be adjusted for height and has heating for chilly office days, looks really accommodating. The chair has a real seatbelt since safety is paramount.
The right side has the controls (luckily, all tactile buttons, knobs, and switches), while the left houses the infotainment touchscreen display and audio system. When used in conjunction with the built-in parking sensors, the screen displays footage from a rear-view camera to aid drivers in reversing out of tight places. As a last convenience, there is a USB port for powering your gadget on the road.
Some Extra Add-ons
The chair features a tiny boot that can only accommodate small computers and papers, with a capacity of 5 lt (0.18 cubic feet). Engineers at VW installed a trailer hitch for employees who need to lug around extra supplies throughout the workday. Although its towing capability is unknown, we suspect that it might pull a lightweight trailer or perhaps a high-end printer.
So far, Volkswagen has not made any kind of formal announcement or provided any details on the cost or availability of the Super-Chair. Let us hold off judgment until the chair is put through its paces in Norway and the firm provides more details.